Gimme S'more Pie

Recipe courtesy Sheena A. Lee for 2011 Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Show: The Perfect 3 Episode: Pies
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 30 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: 25 min
Cook: 35 min
 
YIELD: 20 mini pies; 10 servings (2 pies each)
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
  • 1 package of graham crackers (about 8 rectangles)
  • 1/8 cup sugar
    MARSHMALLOW TOPPING:
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 1/2 packages unflavored gelatin (3 1/2 teaspoons)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
      CHOCOLATE FILLING:
      • 1 (7-ounce) milk chocolate bar (recommended: Hershey's)
      • 1 tablespoon half-and-half
        GARNISH:
        • A few frozen chocolate squares, for grating
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          Directions

          For the crust: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the graham crackers in the food processor and pulse until small crumbs form. Mix the sugar and melted butter into the cracker crumbs. Press about 2 teaspoons of the mixture into each well of a nonstick mini muffin pan, about 20 wells. Bake the pie shells for about 6 minutes. Let the shells cool and set aside.

          For the marshmallow topping: Place the 1/4 cup water in a standing mixer bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.

          For the chocolate filling: Meanwhile, while the gelatin is sitting combine the entire milk chocolate candy bar and the half-and-half in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Place about 1 teaspoon chocolate filling into each of the cooled shells.

          In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the sugar, corn syrup, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and cold water together, then heat until the sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Continue heating the mixture until the temperature reaches approximately 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.

          Take the sugar syrup mixture off the stovetop and slowly combine with the gelatin mixture in the standing mixer bowl. Add the vanilla.

          On high speed, mix the syrup and gelatin mixture for approximately 10 minutes, until thick and fluffy; it should resemble marshmallow. Spoon the marshmallow over the chocolate filling.
          Using a small torch, toast the top of the marshmallow pies for a 'just roasted over the campfire' look. An alternative would be to use the oven broiler, taking out the mini pies just after the tops turn golden brown.

          Grate a few frozen chocolate pieces using a rasp, zester, or vegetable peeler over the mini pies for garnish. Enjoy!

          Cook's Note: The toasty top of the marshmallow, created with a mini torch, enhances the flavor of the pie and perfectly mimics that of a real s'more. Also, the unique miniature size (using a mini muffin tin) provides you with just the right serving size; perfect for kids to handle as well!

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          • on May 12, 2011

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            One thing nearly all pies have in common is that when you cut out a slice the filling from the neighboring slices falls into the pan, giving the adjacent slices a hollowed-out feeling. Enter... the Mini-Pie! The mini pie solves this problem by making each slice a self-contained unit, avoiding the structural flaws that inevitably plague standard pies. When I first tasted these "Gimme S'more" pies, I was impressed at how they burst into your mouth with a flavorful explosion of deliciousness, and then how the unique structural advantages of the mini-pie keeps it all intact for another bite. You can also attempt to cram the whole darn thing into your mouth at once. Either way, every time you bite into a new one of these babies, there's a an intact pie structure to sink your teeth into, filling your mouth with sweet, gooey, white marshmallow, complemented by chocolate overtones, and just the right amount of grahamy texture to tie it all together. Better than your mom's. No doubt about it.

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          • on May 12, 2011

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            Sheena's Gimme S'More pie is simply delicious! My family really enjoyed the bite-size treats. The cook's directions are clear and easy to follow, making it a joy to bake. The mini pie is perfect for serving at parties. I hope to see and try more receipes from the cook.

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          • on May 11, 2011

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            The Sheena's Gimme S'more pie is very creative and delicious. It's a guilt free pleasure that is a perfect bite-size treat to eat! Thanks for the sweet yummy recipe! Good luck on the contest! Yours is definitely a Perfect pie!!

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